Author: Gayle Callen

USA Today Bestselling author Gayle Callen writes historical romances for Avon Books.

Gayle's novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers' Best Award, and finaled in the National Readers Choice Awards. Her books have been translated into over ten different languages. She also writes the Valentine Valley contemporary series as Emma Cane.

Gayle resides in central New York, with her husband and three children. Besides writing, she loves to read, sing, and delve too deeply into historical research.

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Love with a Scottish Outlaw - Highland Weddings, #3

Love with a Scottish Outlaw
  • Number: B01LZD5YFU
  • Release: 2017-06-27
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Love is worth any risk in this seductive finale of USA Today Bestselling Author Gayle Callen’s Highland Wedding series…

The last thing clan chief Duncan Carlyle expects to encounter in the rain-soaked highlands was Catriona Duff, daughter of the corrupt earl responsible for the price on his head. Yet Duncan finds himself sheltering the beauty who claims to have lost her memory. Catriona could be the key to stopping her father, but only if Duncan can keep her identity—and his dangerously powerful desire—to himself.

Duncan may have rescued Catriona, but the gruff outlaw clearly doesn’t trust her. She’s moved by his mission to rescue kidnapped children, but hiding in a network of caves means living in close quarters with everyone—including Duncan. And even as Catriona struggles to remember her past, the present draws her ever closer to this enigmatic man…and to the secret that could change everything.


The Groom Wore Plaid - Highland Weddings, #2

The Groom Wore Plaid
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  • Number: 9780062268006
  • Release: 2016-02-23
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Falling in love means tempting fate in this passionate new novel in USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen's Highland Weddings series

Maggie McCallum's dreams about her new fiancé aren't the romantic sort. It's not just that she was bartered to Owen Duff like a piece of property to end a clan feud. She's also haunted by premonitions of his death on their upcoming wedding day. Yet the exasperating Highlander won't let her call it off, even though his life and his clan are both in jeopardy.

Owen has wanted Maggie in his bed since he first glimpsed her years ago. If their union restores peace between their clans, so much the better. But while lusting after another chief's sister had its risks, growing to trust Maggie is far more dangerous. Owen is falling deeply in love with the one woman he cannot hope to claim . . . and survive.


The Wrong Bride - Highland Weddings

The Wrong Bride
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  • Number: 9780062267986
  • Release: 2015-10-27
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen creates an unforgettable story of mistaken identity and irresistible attraction in this first in a wonderfully engaging series set in the Scottish Highlands

Shaken from sleep during the night and bundled off to the Highlands by a burly Scot, Riona is at first terrified, then livid. Hugh McCallum insists they were promised to each other as children to ensure peace between their clans. The stubborn laird refuses to believe he's kidnapped the wrong Catriona Duff. Instead, he embarks on a campaign of slow-burning seduction . . .

At first, Hugh cares only what their marriage can do for his people. Now he's starting to crave Riona for her own sake, but her true identity jeopardizes his clan's contract. And unless she chooses to risk all to be his bride, he'll lose the only thing he prizes more than the lands he's fought so hard to save—the passionate marriage they could have together.


Redemption of the Duke

Redemption of the Duke
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  • Number: 9780062267962
  • Release: 2014-04-29
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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A duke who needs to be tamed . . . a lady who refuses to be rescued.

Adam Chamberlin was the third son of a duke, known for gambling binges and drunken nights. No one expected anything of him . . . until tragedy strikes. Now Adam is the new Duke of Rothford, determined to right the wrongs he's done. Except a secret in his past means helping the one woman who doesn't want his help at all . . .

It's not every day that a duke introduces himself to a woman sitting by herself in Hyde Park. Faith Cooper is even more surprised when Adam offers her a position as a lady's companion to his elderly aunt. Faith refuses to be beholden to a man again—certainly not this man, who both infuriates and attracts her. But with passion simmering between them, will Faith surrender to forbidden desire?


Surrender to the Earl

Surrender to the Earl
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  • Number: 9780062076076
  • Release: 2013-05-28
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Surrender to the Earl, the latest historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen, is the passion-filled second novel in her Brides of Redemption series about battle-scarred soldiers and the women whose love heals them.

Audrey Blake, blind since a childhood fever stole her sight, is hidden away by her family and needs help to claim the property that is rightfully hers. But her plan to gain independence by asking the visiting Earl of Knighsbridge, Robert Henslow, for his help goes awry when he insists they fake an engagement. Though he thought the ruse was for Audrey’s benefit, Robert soon yearns to make the falsehood a fact and win the lady for himself.

A seductive Victorian romance filled with steamy excitement and spicy ardor, Surrender to the Earl is sure to cast a spell on Gayle Callen’s fans and new readers alike.


Return of the Viscount - Unti Callen

Return of the Viscount
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062076069
  • Release: 2012-07-31
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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The exciting first chapter in a new series from USA Today bestselling historical romance author Gayle Callen, about a soldier with a debt to pay and a lady on a quest to unravel her family's secrets.


Every Scandalous Secret

Every Scandalous Secret
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  • Number: 9780061783456
  • Release: 2011-09-27
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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The secret is out! Now the lady must surrender her heart . . . or submit to scandal.


A Most Scandalous Engagement

A Most Scandalous Engagement
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  • Number: 9780061783449
  • Release: 2010-11-30
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Could she be the brazen lady who posed for the scandalous portrait?

Lady Elizabeth Cabot is no longer the reckless girl she once was. Now the darling of the ton, she is determined to put her past behind her. But who would have imagined that one immodest act could throw her entire world into chaos . . . and force her toward a loveless marriage? In desperation, she approaches her childhood friend, Peter Derby, with a daring plan.

Peter still remembers the wild and spirited girl who had stolen his heart. But could the rumors be true: is she the model for the scandalous painting hanging in London's most exclusive gentlemen's club? If Peter agrees to pose as her fiancÉ, Elizabeth has promised to reveal the whole truth.

But Peter has his own ideas about this sham "engagement" to the exquisite beauty who's always been just out of his reach—and he's willing to incite yet another scandal to make her heart truly his.


In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady - Book 1 in a new series

In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780061783418
  • Release: 2010-04-27
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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This is the first in a delicious new series from "USA Today" bestselling author Gayle Callen, about a wager among three gentlemen to find and seduce a scandalous woman.


Never Dare a Duke - Scandal's Sons, Book 2

Never Dare a Duke
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  • Number: 9780061235061
  • Release: 11/25/2008
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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"Scandal's Sons" is my new trilogy set in the 1840s about three scandalous male cousins. I hope to do the next trilogy, "Scandal's Daughters," to encompass their three female cousins. I wanted to explore what it would be like to come from scandalous parents and grandparents, and either live up to that history or try to change their lives for the better. I thought of how three very different men would respond to notoriety. One becomes a scoundrel to outdo his parents (Never Trust a Scoundrel, April 2008), the next cousin becomes the perfect duke after overcoming tragedy, (Never Dare a Duke, January 2009) and the third cousin enters the army to escape it all. In the first two books, everyone thinks this cousin is dead, but he's going to return with a vengeance.


Never Trust a Scoundrel - Son's of Scandal #1

Never Trust a Scoundrel
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780061235054
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Gayle Callen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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A pact with the devil . . . Miss Grace Banbury was in shock. Her mother put her up as a prize in a high stakes card game, and now the gentleman who won is ready to claim her! But Grace has other plans. She just needs the dastardly rogue to go along with it . . . A notorious rake from a scandalous family, Daniel Throckmorten has no use for blushing virgins. Yet there's no denying the attraction for the beauty standing before him, proposing an enticing wager: He will use all his charm and wit to seduce her into his bed . . . and she only has to resist. If she succeeds, she wins enough funds to secure her own future. If he wins . . . she'll be his. Daniel has never been so tempted—and he has no intention of losing . . .